The Argentine is out of action for at least the next six months after undergoing a second knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus, leaving Ronald Koeman short in defence.
The Blues were linked with West Ham's Reid last year before they bought Ashley Williams from Swansea.
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1 Posted 29/07/2017 at 23:29:26
2 Posted 29/07/2017 at 23:32:20
3 Posted 29/07/2017 at 23:37:43
4 Posted 29/07/2017 at 23:55:13
5 Posted 30/07/2017 at 00:08:04
6 Posted 30/07/2017 at 00:21:22
7 Posted 30/07/2017 at 00:23:13
8 Posted 30/07/2017 at 00:37:01
9 Posted 30/07/2017 at 01:09:09
The lad is a beast, is young, and has great potential. Fallen out there, but alongside Keane we'd have two big and classy centre-halves that no striker would look forward to playing .
Offer £20 million and we may get a £50 Million player.
10 Posted 30/07/2017 at 01:31:45
11 Posted 30/07/2017 at 01:38:37
Steve Cook from Bournemouth.
12 Posted 30/07/2017 at 02:11:41
13 Posted 30/07/2017 at 02:33:12
I'd take him and at that price, excellent depth signing who I think would push for first XI action.
Piss the Hammers fans off too, I'd pay them an extra £5m on top to make that happen.
14 Posted 30/07/2017 at 04:39:49
I agree, he and Keane would be a deadly combination and he should be available for about £20 million.
15 Posted 30/07/2017 at 05:08:44
If Reid comes, Funes Mori will be the cover and Reid won't be cheap.
16 Posted 30/07/2017 at 05:12:36
I haven't seen enough of Reid to decide whether he would be any sort of upgrade on what we have. I think most of the defenders around are much of a muchness and Funes Mori or Williams wouldn't compare too badly to the actuality of some of these names that are being bandied about appearing in an Everton shirt. Funes Mori has the advantage of decent pace at least.
17 Posted 30/07/2017 at 05:16:59
18 Posted 30/07/2017 at 05:45:40
Also Sakho , a no nonsense defender, but would the dark side negotiate with us?
Like someone else mentioned about Collins, good defender, but think he is too old to even consider, we should be looking at quality younger players, if we are serious about progressing, not stop-gap, nearing retirement players, though I would put Gareth Barry outside that, he is pure class, and seems to keep going, defying the years, maybe not as quick, but mentally above most.
19 Posted 30/07/2017 at 06:16:46
Fran (#8): "Offer £20 million and we may get a £50 Million player." Sakho a £50m player? I'll have what ever you're drinking, must be strong stuff!!!!!
However, I fear Williams is one of Koeman's favourites and will play most games regardless, so chances are we will end up with some one like Collins for cover, even though we should be looking for a player that goes straight into the team. And just as important, we need a left back of some kind but hopefully better than the 'cover' we've recently acquired for right back!
20 Posted 30/07/2017 at 07:59:50
Reid would be great but there's not a snowballs they'd sell him for that price.
21 Posted 30/07/2017 at 08:20:54
I know no-one is 'worth that sort of money', but our net spend is roughly about zero at this moment in time, taking the Lukaku fee, Deulofeu etc, and other outgoings into consideration.
It would not only signal proper intention, but would really upset those across the Park, and I'm all for that, too many years being the underdog, and treated with contempt by the darkside!
Still not sure about the Sigurdsson saga, and we definitely need an out-and-out target man, not to mention left-back/centre cover.
I am pleased with the player's we have brought in, with one exception (Cuco Martina) it must be like winning the lottery, and the irony being, he hasn't even bought a ticket!
I know It's early days, but it's his game plan and team selection combined that baffle me, and I don't think I am alone on that one.
22 Posted 30/07/2017 at 08:24:31
23 Posted 30/07/2017 at 08:54:36
Reid and Cook have been suggested and each would be a good coach, too!
24 Posted 30/07/2017 at 08:57:42
I think we will sign Bruno Martins Indi. He's available, played for Koeman previously and at a pinch could fill in at left back. I didn't see enough of him at Stoke to form an opinion.
25 Posted 30/07/2017 at 08:58:11
That would be a bitter pill.
26 Posted 30/07/2017 at 09:06:56
I wonder how many ToffeeWeb subscribers are on £100,000 per year, never mind the multiples of that per week that lots of players are on. The world has gone freakin' crazy.
How do we benchmark transfer fees and wages in this crazy football world? For example, what would Georgie Best or even Gazza fetch in today's market?
27 Posted 30/07/2017 at 09:29:37
Martins IndI is also a giod call given he played under Koeman at Feyenord and Koeman has bought in Schneiderlin and Martina recently as former players under him.
28 Posted 30/07/2017 at 09:49:55
I saw enough of him at RS to say I'd never want to see him in an Everton shirt. Bambi on Ice for me.
Ried for £9m. Unless it's a release clause, the fee would be much more.
Collins. Solid but another defender the wrong side of 30 and quite uninspiring.
29 Posted 30/07/2017 at 09:51:30
30 Posted 30/07/2017 at 10:12:03
31 Posted 30/07/2017 at 10:15:59
I'd say Sakho has the potential to be at the same level as van Dyke if given a good run and coached correctly. He suffered at Liverpool due to, firstly being coached by Rodgers who cant organize a defense to save his life (á la Martinez) and then with the drug allegation, which strained his relationship with Klopp.
Yet, It appears they have few potential buyers. Maybe worth investigating closer to the close of the window, but a bid of £20M, maybe £25M, could well tempt them to sell. And at that price, in this market, He'd be worth It.
Sakho, Keane with Gueye in front of them that would be a difficult team for even the best of attacks.
32 Posted 30/07/2017 at 10:21:45
33 Posted 30/07/2017 at 10:24:25
34 Posted 30/07/2017 at 11:29:18
35 Posted 30/07/2017 at 11:47:25
Do you need cover for the bench?
36 Posted 30/07/2017 at 12:33:58
Presume if we bid £15m, we would be able to get him.
37 Posted 30/07/2017 at 12:39:24
In my opinion if Koemans unsure about Kenny at right back, then we need cover, Having seen Cuco on Thursday we defo need cover.
For left back we should have gone for Van Anholt who went to Palace in January.
Van Dijk, Vardy and Sigurdsson, please, please, please.
38 Posted 30/07/2017 at 12:50:10
How did Martins Indi do at Stoke? I wasn't following. I vaguely recall Timmy Cahill knocking him out once.
39 Posted 30/07/2017 at 13:27:33
Let's buy a couple of forwards we need to fill the hole left by Lukaku.
40 Posted 30/07/2017 at 13:36:11
The transfer market seems so distorted this Summer with some players going for ludicrous amounts whilst some players seem underpriced.
41 Posted 30/07/2017 at 13:45:23
42 Posted 30/07/2017 at 14:02:20
Gibson or Mee would be great business, realistic,young, and premiership experience. Shame we never had a crack at Kolorov, solid,experienced and versatile.
I understand we've got money and ambition but right now we still have to be realistic but big names want Champions League football which this season we can't offer; hopefully next season will be a different matter.
43 Posted 30/07/2017 at 15:32:00
44 Posted 30/07/2017 at 15:59:52
I'm glad people are talking about Sahko, he was exceptional at Palace and is the Dark Side's best defender, if you ask me. I would love us to pinch him.
45 Posted 30/07/2017 at 16:10:52
46 Posted 30/07/2017 at 16:50:45
I do rate Sahko very highly but he cant cover lefy-back and cant see the RS doing business with us.
We will at some stage need a replacement for Williams too as he is getting up in years so if we do need defensive cover I would prefer younger and quality as opposed to old and experienced.
47 Posted 30/07/2017 at 16:58:52
My pastie has gone from a Tiddly Oggy, to a Taddy Soggy!
You've got to inject a bit of humour, every now and then; otherwise, ToffeeWeb, would be Suicide Watch. No harm ever meant, just, either, hypercritical or try for a laugh.
Okay, I failed on this occasion but, like Zoro and Arnie, "I will be back".
48 Posted 30/07/2017 at 17:19:05
That is the equivalent of winning the lottery but the crazy thing is, he never even bought a ticket!
You may have gathered, I am fuming over him; he's not even a journeyman footballer. Look at the Saints Website and clock what the fans say. Let's face it, they know a lot more than we do!
"One flew into the Everton nest"!
49 Posted 30/07/2017 at 17:19:21
Interesting that last season we were very keen to sign the lad Kone from Sunderland but their (and our) ex-manager dug his heels in. Now he will ply his trade in the Championship and we appear to have lost all interest. Maybe the name Kone brings us all out in a rash.
Again last season we were strongly linked with Lucas Perez until Arsenal stepped in and he dissed us. Now he is unhappy and wants to go back to Spain. Assume our interest is over, given the Sandro Ramirez signing.
50 Posted 30/07/2017 at 17:36:46
Pennington is on loan at Leeds. Browning and Galloway are both on loan at Sunderland. Which leaves Holgate and Jagielka for central defensive cover beyond Keane and Williams.
51 Posted 30/07/2017 at 17:58:35
Plus, because of the above mentioned, he tends to give a lot of fouls away, in dangerous areas, I am not having a go at Kone here but rather had the board sanctioned it at the time we would have been, sort of stuck and maybe, just maybe, we wouldn't have got Michael Keane who I think is a diamond.
I suppose, the point I am trying to address is whether Koeman has got the initiative and know how to be solely in charge of the transfer targets? Which, is where I thought Steve Walsh was brought in for his expertise.
52 Posted 30/07/2017 at 19:07:24
53 Posted 30/07/2017 at 19:17:12
54 Posted 31/07/2017 at 06:16:58
55 Posted 31/07/2017 at 08:44:54
56 Posted 31/07/2017 at 09:19:58
I'd wonder why we are supposedly looking to sign Reid when we could have just kept Galloway and / or Browning but they might not have got any serious match practice, so in a perverse sort of way, it sort of makes sense albeit it's a costly solution.
57 Posted 31/07/2017 at 09:54:53
58 Posted 31/07/2017 at 10:20:00
Imagine if the porn baron and Alan Sugar's tea lady came out on Twitter or in her column in that rag and said they were selling Reid.... to Everton..... Absolute scenes!!
As an aside, if we are talking "I wish we could sign X", what about Laporte? Utter class. He's youngish, cultured, and might be available.
59 Posted 31/07/2017 at 12:07:24
60 Posted 31/07/2017 at 12:27:38
I am firmly in the camp that believes Holgate deserves a chance at centre-back. Kenny offers more at right-back and should be given a chance there. Holgate as all the attributes required to be a starter and should be given a crack.
We have Williams, Jagielka and Funes Mori when fit to come in if Holgate does not do the business. Why spend money on Reid? It is not like he has been a model of consistency. Some of his positional play last season was atrocious the Hammers home drubbing to the Arse comes to mind.
61 Posted 31/07/2017 at 18:55:21
I couldn't agree more with your comments. I won't even start or carry on with my fury over the Cuco travesty, but those young lads, have just proved themselves on the World stage; okay, it was the Under 20s, but nevertheless they beat all competitors to lift the World Cup.
It must be so disheartening for these lads, to have achieved that and in my book proved themselves against the best only to be not given the chance to integrate into the senior squad; I don't know how these lads are going to gain experience, if not given a chance.
I am not suggesting for one moment that they should be involved in every game but slowly eased in; the rest will come.
I think Kieran Dowell, and Lookman were stand-out performers in the pre-season run-outs; it will be interesting to see how much game time they get in the next six months.
62 Posted 31/07/2017 at 19:09:47
Oh and leave the last two manager traits to the past – Subs on too late and worrying about the opposition.
63 Posted 31/07/2017 at 20:29:35
64 Posted 16/08/2017 at 19:10:34
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